Angola’s Participation in G-77 Summit Takes Place On the Basis of National Interests

Havana — The Angolan Minister of Foreign Affairs, Téte António, said on Tuesday that Angola’s participation in the Group of 77 plus China summit arises from the need to defend national interests, based on the main theme of the event, which has to do with science, technology and innovation.

Téte António, who is part of the Angolan delegation, said, in statements to the press, that Angola’s participation is also related to the developments currently occurring around the world.

The Republic of Angola will be represented by the Angolan head of state, João Lourenço, at this event taking place from 15th to 16th of September in Havana.

The head of diplomacy argued that the 77 Group plus China, since its creation in 1964, has always been the “spearhead” in the world for the defense of development interests.

“Nowadays we cannot talk about development without looking at those instruments that constitute the essential in the chapter of science, technology and innovation”, he highlighted.

João Lourenço will be present at the event at the invitation of the Cuban head of state, Miguel Díaz-Canel, president of the G77 plus China and who formulated the invitation during his recent visit to Angola.

The Angolan delegation to the event also includes the Minister of Higher Education, Maria do Rosário Bragança, and the Angolan ambassador to Cuba, Cândida Narciso.

The Summit’s theme will be “Current Development Challenges: Role of Science, Technology and Innovation”, with work sessions spread over two days, Friday and Saturday.